Loss of muscle strength can lead to pain, postural changes and even falls. Although it has been reported that a muscle’s strength is directly tied to its mass, a university news release indicates that researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are finding that may not be the case.
Results from their study suggest that muscle weakness in aging populations may be occurring due to, in part, a breakdown in communication between the motor cortex—the part of the brain that controls voluntary movement—and muscles, according to a news release from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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